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"GAMBIA"
 
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SONA JOBARTEH - THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 
Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about issues to do with cultural identity, gender, love and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Sona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies.
 
Sona Jobarteh forthcoming shows
21st Nov - Tagore Theatre   Chandigarh, India
         
9th Dec - Festival îlOJazz   Guadeloupe
         
31st Dec - Coco Ocean   The Gambia
         
21 Jan - Percpan Festival   Brazil
         
24 March - Spielboden   Austria
         
25th March -   Treibhaus   Austria
         
26th March -     Italy
         
27th March - Moods   Switzerland
         
28th March - Jazzhaus   Germany
         
31st March - Zeche Carl   Germany
         
1st April - Zehntscheuer   Germany
         
2nd April - Frankfurter Hof   Germany
         
         
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SONA TO PREMIERE IN INDIA

 

Sona Jobarteh is set to make her debut in India this month. Joined by her full band Sona will take to the stage in Chandigarh at the Tagore Theatre. "I am always excited to break into new territories, and India is somewhere I have had in mind for a while. I have had the pleasure of working with some very reputable Indian musicians in the past so it will be a real honour to be able to perform there."

   
     
     
 

SONA'S FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

 

Sona Jobarteh has been working hard on getting her new album finalised. It has a lot to live up to, being the first release since her critically acclaimed album Fasiya. But this album is set to be a real gem, combining all the influences that makes Sona unique in this tradition. The album will challenge both the musical and lyrical boundaries of the Griot tradition whilst still being firmly grounded in the ancient tradition to which it belongs. Sign up to Sona's mailing list to be the first to be notified of its release.

   

     
SONA'S SPECIALIST MUSIC SCHOOL IN GAMBIA IN FULL SWING
 
Sona's specialist music school is the first of its kind in the country, offering a high level of academic education alongside a specialist traditional music curriculum. Sona has given sponsorship to 23 talented students between the ages of 8 and 14 years old to attend the school in Kotu, Gambia. Named after her late grandfather, the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School Of Music also offers specialilst courses to international students in Kora, Balafon, Drumming, Singing and Dance. For more information on the ABJ School Of Music please visit www.abjschool.org.
 
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FORTHCOMING SHOWS 2016/2017
       
           
  14th November | Talking Gigs, Yellow Arches Sheffield, UK Info/Book
           
  16th November | London Jazz Festival, Rich Mix London, UK Info/Book
           
  21st November | Tagore Theatre Chandigarh, India  
           
  9th December | Festival îlOJazz Guadeloupe Info/Book
           
  31st December | Coco Ocean The Gambia  
           
  21st January | Percpan Festival Salvador, Brazil Info
           
  24th March | Spielboden Dornbirn, Austria Info
           
  25th March | Treibhaus Innsbruck, Austria Info
           
  26th March | --- Mestre, Italy Info
           
  27th March | Moods Zürich, Switzerland Info
           
  28th March | Jazzhaus Freiburg, Germany Info
           
  31st March | Zeche Carl Essen, Germany Info
           
  1st April | Zehntscheuer Ravensburg,Germany Info
           
  2nd April | Frankfurter Hof Mainz, Germany Info
           
         

         

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